Strinesdale Reservoir and Country Park
This circular walk explores the Strinesdale Country Park and reservoirs in Oldham.
In the park you'll find two pretty reservoirs with two colour coded walking trails to follow. There's also woodland trails, meadows and nice views of the surrounding countryside to enjoy.
You can start the walk from the car park and visitor centre at the southern end of the site. As you make your way around the lakes look out for various birds including Herons and kestrels. The trail runs for just over a mile so should take around 30-45 minutes to complete.
The Medlock Valley Way runs right through the park. You could extend your walk by picking up this waymarked trail and following it south to the River Medlock and the pretty Daisy Nook Country Park.
PostcodeOL4 2JJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Strinesdale Reservoir and Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Strinesdale Reservoir and Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Strinesdale Reservoir and Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Strinesdale Reservoir and Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Just to the east of the park there's The Roebuck Inn for some post walk refreshments. You can find them at postcode OL4 3RB for your sat navs.
The lakeside and woodland trails are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners with their pets on your visit.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head a few miles south east and you could continue your waterside walking at the popular
Dovestone Reservoir and Greenfield Reservoir. The climb to the splendid viewpoint at Dovestone Rocks is also located in this area.
Just to the north you can pick up the Crompton Circuit and enjoy a circular walk around Shaw and Crompton Moor.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Greater Manchester Walks page.